October 15 – 20, 2019

Features | Premieres | Indie | Documentary | Foreign | Shorts

Passes & Tickets

100+ Films. Parties. Celebrities. Awards.
5-Day| Weekend | Day Passes

Festival Passes

GET YOUR FESTIVAL PASS

VIP Fest Pass

Get a VIP Pass and get the star treatment! Including full access to all parties, screenings, panels and events, plus enjoy the VIP Lounges, and more!
VIP FEST PASS - $600

5 Days VIP Fest Pass

All Film Screenings

Studio Premieres

All Panels

Festival Preview and Media Party

Opening Night Film & After Party

Friday Night Party

Filmmaker Awards & Party

Culinary Cinema

Priority Reservation Access *

Priority Line Access

Advanced Reservations for Films and Events **

Flash your Pass (Discounts at Local Businesses)

VIP Lounges with complimentary cocktails and appetizers

Valet Parking at Festival Venues

* Seat is not guaranteed until you reserve. Screenings, parties, and panels frequently sell-out. Remember to reserve early.

** Opportunity to purchase Night of the Stars Tribute Individual tickets and tables first.

VIP WEEKEND PASS - $450

The same benefits at the VIP Fest Pass during the Festival (Oct 12-14) but only for Friday, Saturday and Sunday Access.

Fest Pass

5-Day Access to all film screenings, panels and more! This is for the filmgoer that loves the movies and wants to immerse themselves in the Festival Experience.

RESERVATIONS OPEN AUGUST 30TH

$ 275
FEST PASS - $350

5 Days!

All Film Screenings

Studio Premieres

All Panels

Festival Film Previews & Media Party

Opening Night Film & After Party

Friday Night Party

Filmmaker Awards & Party

General Line Access

Advanced Reservations for Films & Events

Flash Your Pass (Discounts at Local Businesses)

* Seat is not guaranteed until you reserve.

Screenings, parties, and panels frequently sell-out.

Pass does not include Night of the Stars Tribute and Culinary Cinema. Opportunity to purchase individual tickets.

WEEKEND FEST PASS - $250

Everything that is included in the Fest Pass but only for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Day Passes

Only can attend one day? Get 1 Day Access to all film screenings and panels for the day of your choosing! Chose to attend Friday, Saturday or Sunday!

RESERVATIONS OPEN AUGUST 30TH

Friday Pass - $75

Access to Film Screenings and panels for all of Friday. Friday Day Pass has access to Friday Night ‘Party With a Purpose’.

Saturday Pass - $75

Access to All Film Screenings and Panels for that day.

* Does not include the Filmmaker Awards Ticket

Sunday Pass -$75

Access to All Film Screenings & Panels for that day.

*Does not include Culinary Cinema.

Student Passes

This special pass is for high school or college students that love film! Spend 3 days at the movies and see the latest indies, documentaries, features, and shorts from across the globe. Plus, meet the creative filmmakers behind the films!

RESERVATIONS OPEN NOW!

Student Passes - $99

3 Days!

All Film Screenings

Studio Premieres

All Panels

General Line Access

Advanced Reservations for Films & Events

Flash Your Pass (Discounts at Local Businesses)

* Seat is not guaranteed until you reserve.

Screenings and panels frequently sell-out.

Pass does not include Variety Night of the Stars Tribute and Culinary Cinema. Opportunity to purchase individual tickets.

Buy single tickets for parties, films & panels.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

Opening Night Film & After Party

OCTOBER 10th 
Celebrate our Opening Night Film at the Balboa Theatre and the after-party at OMNIA Nightclub. Presented by Jamul Casino.

Night of the Stars Tribute

OCTOBER 11th
Attend our Night of the Stars Tribute at the Pendry Hotel to celebrate and honor Hollywood’s brightest stars.

Friday Night Party

OCTOBER 12th
Attend our Friday Night party downtown. Filmmakers and film lovers unite! Enjoy our live band, cocktails, games and more!

Filmmaker Awards Show

OCTOBER 13th 
Attend the Filmmaker Awards Show to honor our Festival’s winning films!

Culinary Cinema

OCTOBER 14th
Enjoy a cinematic adventure into the world of food and then partake of delicious bites from local top chefs and restaurants.

Films & Panels

Single tickets available for films and panels.

Films Oct 10-14. Panels Oct 12 & 13.

Pass Comparison Chart

Check out the comparison chart to decide which pass works for you.

See It First

100+ Independent and Studio Film Premiers

With nearly 2000+ submissions from independent filmmakers in 60 countries, the 100+ films selected for the San Diego Intl Film Festival are the best features, documentaries and shorts in the world. After the screening intimate discussions and with the filmmakers and industry experts allow the audience to understand the creative process and the inspiration for each film.

Celebrities

Mingle with Hollywood's Most Creative Filmmakers

We are very proud to have hosted some of the film industries most celebrated and creative talents. Previous attendees and honorees include: Judd Apatow, Annette Benning, Sir Patrick Stewart, Kate Beckinsale, Kumail Nanjiani, Alan Arkin, Geena Davis, Adrien Brody, Simon Helberg, Michelle Monaghan, John Boyega, Eli Roth…the list goes on.

Parties

Join us for more fun after binge watching the best films in the world.

Opening night kicks off with a bang and an after-party, Thursday night get star struck at the Night of the Stars Tribute, Friday Night it’s on to a party under the stars, see who takes home the awards at the Filmmakers Awards Show & party on Saturday night and roll into Culinary Cinema on Sunday with delicious bites from top chef’s paired with a foodie film.

Awards

Celebrate the best films on the festival circuit.

We recognize the films and filmmakers with Night of the Stars Tribute and our Filmmaker Awards. Night of the Stars Tribute includes: Gregory Peck Award of Excellence in Cinema, Cinema Vanguard Award, Rising Star Award, and Auteur Award.

"It’s been great to see the San Diego Film Festival’s growth and increasing importance over the past few years. Our Variety’s Night of the Stars event at the Festival has become a terrific early Awards Season showcase that raises the visibility of important filmmakers and key films in serious contention for major honors."

Steven Gaydos Vice President, Executive Editor, VARIETY.

"This Festival is unique – you meet the stars up close and personal, and experience an astonishing array of films from all over the world. It is a celebration of movie making from every angle and perspective in a gorgeous setting!"

Jeffrey Lyons Festival Host/ Film Critic

October 10th - 14th

Passes & Tickets

100 Films. Parties. Celebrities. Awards.